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The good news though is those who are affected now have a remedy. OCZ is paying for shipping both ways, and getting consumers the updated 25nm SSD. To get the RMA process started, consumers should file a support ticket with OCZ. According to their own forums, the response may take a few days, they're understandably deluged with return requests right now. Many retailers are also accepting returns on the drives, NewEgg for instance is offering a full refund even on opened drives.
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Sounds like they're releasing an updated 25nm drive with the same effective storage/performance as the 32nm vers. and is giving them out to 25nm transition victims for free
    
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How nice of them, especially since it wouldn't happen if nobody noticed..
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huh? I have a OCZ 60GB Vertex 2E, do I need to get it replaced or something?
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huh? I have a OCZ 60GB Vertex 2E, do I need to get it replaced or something?
Only if you bought a 25nm one, because they're smaller, slower and less reliable
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Only if you bought a 25nm one, because they're smaller, slower and less reliable
To be honest, I'm not sure which one I got lol.
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How nice of them, especially since it wouldn't happen if nobody noticed..
If nobody had noticed, chances are there wouldn't have been a problem in the first place...
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We should note that this only effects smaller capacity drives with the “E” series of firmware.
Non “E” drives have no capacity variance and higher capacity drives also have no variance.


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Crap, I thought that I bought mine early enough but my invoice says that I got one. Guess I will get in line.
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OCZ Vertex 2 Extended Sandforce 120GB 2.5IN SATA2 Solid State Disk Flash
Drive SSD [OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G] 1

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Why would anyone wants to replace his 32nm SSD with 25? It has proven that 25nm is a lot slower. Namely, OCZ says: "Ship us the faster drive and we'll replace it the slower one for free!"

YAY gj
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If nobody had noticed, chances are there wouldn't have been a problem in the first place...
Was more highlighting the point of they knew it performed to a lesser degree, yet sold it with the same branding and specs anyway.
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Why would anyone wants to replace his 32nm SSD with 25? It has proven that 25nm is a lot slower. Namely, OCZ says: "Ship us the faster drive and we'll replace it the slower one for free!"

YAY gj
They are replacing the slower 25nm drives with updated 25nm ones that have been fixed (supposedly).
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